News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, January 18, 2019: RCMP action against Wet’suwet’en places corporate interests over Indigenous rights; After 17-year fight against security certificate, Toronto man sues govt for $34M; As a former Iranian prisoner, I know Trudeau must save Saeed Malekpour; Rally at Global Affairs Canada: Cancel Saudi Weapons Deal, End ALL Weapons Exports; Saudi Use of Child Soldiers in Yemen: US Tax Dollars “Help Pay for It”; Our Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration Revealed How It Lies About Terrorism; Kanji: The Uighurs remain forgotten in debates over human rights in China; 8-Year-Old Guatemalan Boy Dies in Border Patrol Custody Days After High Court Rejects Asylum Ban; Syria: US withdrawal does not erase Coalition’s duty towards Raqqa’s devastated civilians; Deciphering the extremism narrative; How the Iraqi crackdown on the Islamic State may actually increase support for the Islamic State; 17 Years Later, Guantanamo Prison Remains a Threat to Human Rights; Rubin: It’ll be tough getting answers from Canada’s new security and intelligence committee; Give Up the Ghost: A Backdoor by Another Name; Will Trump’s AG Pick William Barr Face Questions over Gitmo, Mass Incarceration & NSA Surveillance?; ‘Record number’ of human rights defenders killed in 2018, and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, December 21, 2018: Canadian Public Deserves Answers Over Problematic New National Security Report; Protecting Human Rights in Canada: Anne’s Story; RCMP entrapment of B.C. couple was ‘travesty of justice,’ court rules; Another Canadian detained in China… since 2006; Bill C-21 is now law: CBSA can now collect exit data from all travelers from Canada to the US; What is the government hiding in the lawsuit against a security certificate?; Andrew Scheer’s tweet disparages Omar Khadr; From Arizona to Yemen: How Bombs Built by Raytheon in Tucson Killed 31 Civilians in Yemeni Village; Justice for Jakelin: Lawmakers Demand Answers in Death of 7-Year-Old Girl in Border Patrol Custody; Almost 15,000 Migrant Children Now Held At Nearly Full Shelters; Anti-Muslim agitator gives video apology to owner of Paramount Fine Foods over ‘jihadist’ comments; Why New Laws Aren’t Needed to Take Domestic Terrorism More Seriously; ‘We’ Did Not Miss the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism. You Did; Google’s Earth: how the tech giant is helping the state spy on us; Glenn Greenwald: Congress Is Trying to Make It a Federal Crime to Participate in Boycott of Israel; Briton jailed in Turkey on terrorism charges flees bail back to UK; and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, December 14, 2018: ICLMG: Canada is deporting a man to torture. Will we let that happen?; Canada failed to provide full redress for its involvement in torture of 5 Canadians, says UN CAT; Bill C-59 is moving on to Senate Committee; Time to Repair the Errors of the War on Terror; Polytechnique, 6 décembre 1989 : un premier attentat antiféministe?; Tim McSorley’s comments on news article: ” GCHQ boosts powers to launch mass data hacking”; GCHQ Propose A ‘Going Dark’ Workaround That Creates The Same User Trust Problem Encryption Backdoors Do; U.S. Border Agents Fail to Delete Personal Data of Travelers After Electronic Searches, Watchdog Says; Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret; Omar Khadr writes of hope for end to ‘indefinite and potentially endless detention’; Activists found guilty of terrorism-related offense for stopping U.K. migrant deportations; ‘Terrorism’ database cites ‘Islamophobic’ sources in Muslim profiles; UN human rights experts concerned about EU’s online counter-terrorism proposal; Turkish anti-terror laws make lives of some impossible – Council of Europe commissioner; UN Review Should Help Children Caught in ISIS Conflict; and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, December 7, 2018: Two Minutes Against Torture: Stop Moe Harkat’s Deportation!; A dark day for press freedom: Vice editorial response to Supreme Court of Canada ruling; Govt doc calls Unist’ot’en leader ‘aboriginal extremist’; UN Special Rapporteur: ‘Counter-terrorism is devouring international law’; COE Commissioner for Human Rights: Misuse of anti-terror legislation threatens free expression; U.S. Lethal Operations in Somalia Are On the Rise. But Are They Effective?; Canadian woman continues to fight to obtain a passport; Saudi friend of Khashoggi living in Canada thinks their texts led to journalist’s killing; For China, Islam is a ‘mental illness’ that needs to be ‘cured’; Top court gives Israel even broader powers to use torture; Matthew Behrens on the terror of violence against women; Manifestation du G7: Les arrêtés poursuivent la police et la Ville; Le Canada soupçonné d’être responsable de la migration forcée des Honduriens; Why this billboard in rural Ontario is calling for the release of a Honduran prisoner; Video: How Encryption Saves Lives and Fuels our Economy, and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 30, 2018: Canadian lawyer & his refugee clients persecuted since hiding Snowden; UN CAT’s review of Canada; Jail, House Arrest, and Fines for Pipeline Opponents; Canada’s Saudi weapons sales a moral race to the bottom; Exclusive: Secret documents say Canada’s no-fly list poses ‘national security risk,’ but a fix is still years away; RCMP officers given permission to break the law a record 73 times in 2017, report shows; Family Members and Allies of Mariano Abarca Denounce Nine Years of Impunity for His Assassination; Fears China’s internment camps could spread as area home to Muslim minority signs ‘anti-terror’ deal; UK Home Office ‘wrongly tried to deport 300 skilled migrants’; Children ‘Screaming and Coughing in the Mayhem’ as Trump Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas Into Mexico; Families are still being separated at the border, months after “zero tolerance” was reversed; Liberté, Egalité, Absurdity: French anti-terror laws are robbing people of their freedom; New Law Could Give U.K. Unconstitutional Access to Americans’ Personal Data, Human Rights Groups Warn; Unregulated intelligence sharing poses substantive risks to human rights and to the democratic rule of law; and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 23, 2018: No Fly List Kids and ICLMG on the Hill to push for a redress system; Podcast featuring Tim McSorley: Confronting the Canadian ‘security’ state; Video: Thank you to our Patrons!; Muslim Students Speak Out About Being Targeted By Canadian Spy Agency; Federal appeals court upholds ruling blocking CSIS from conducting certain forms of spying on foreign states; Trudeau plays cynical waiting game while children die in Yemen; Trump’s Amoral Saudi Statement Is a Pure Expression of Decades-Old “U.S. Values” and Foreign Policy Orthodoxies; Jailed Saudi women’s rights activists said to face electric shocks, beatings and other abuse; Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s “Asylum Ban,” Saying President Can’t Rewrite Immigration Laws; At Gitmo 9/11 trial, prosecutor gives lurid details of CIA prisons. Defense says: Not enough; CIA explored using potential truth serum drug for post 9/11 interrogations; Justin Trudeau Conflating BDS With Anti-Semitism Is Dangerous; Court rejects neo-Nazi’s free speech defense in SPLC case; and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 16, 2018: Moe Harkat should not be deported to torture; Panel Discussion: Extradition after Diab; 500,000 Killed by US War on Terror; Canada stays mum on Saudi arms sales, CSIS chief hears Khashoggi recordings; Supreme Court hears case on migrant detainees’ rights to challenge incarceration; ICE Is Imprisoning a Record 44,000 People; Iraq’s So-Called “ISIS Families”: Rounded up, Vilified, Forgotten; Canada rallies more than a dozen countries in calling on China to release ‘arbitrarily’ detained Muslims; Muslim Students’ Association says executives receiving surprise visits from law enforcement; Holocaust survivor urges solidarity and justice; America’s long and painful history of domestic terrorism against racial and religious minorities; Trump warns antifa: Opposition to you could be tougher and ‘much more violent’; How Nicaragua Uses Anti-Terror Laws Against Protesters to Suppress Dissent; University alerts students to danger of leftwing essay; and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 9, 2018: Canada should not collect all travelers’ exit data, ICLMG tells Senate Committee; Stop the deportation of Moe Harkat; Ottawa rejects senators’ demand to give greater weight to human rights in arms deals; Canada remains complicit in the war on Yemen; Editorial: Ottawa should press for release of Saeed Malekpour; Human Rights Under Attack: Gareth Peirce on The New Dark Age; Toronto human rights lawyer sounds the alarm on Canada’s plans to use AI in immigration; Trump administration seeks to deny asylum to migrants who cross border illegally; Canada and United States not facing asylum seeker crisis: UNHCR official; Spy service says federal pipeline purchase seen as ‘betrayal’ by many opponents; Double standard emerges as activists see special airline boarding pass designation; Canada, Western countries condemn China at UN for repression of Muslims; Israel’s Netanyahu Endorses Death Penalty for Palestinians Only; In a court filing, Edward Snowden says a report critical to an NSA lawsuit is authentic; EU: Leak reveals states are ready to put human rights defenders at risk to protect surveillance industry, and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 2, 2018: Renewed calls for public inquiry as France pushes appeal decision in Hassan Diab case to next year; Peter MacKay signed off on Hassan Diab extradition with no guarantee officials would monitor trial, documents show; The Ottawa Raging Grannies sing to stop the deportation to torture of Moe Harkat!; CUPE team meets Mohamed Harkat!; Canadian resident jailed in Iran suffers heart attack, family says; Muskrat Falls Parliament Hill Direct Action: See Their Faces!; Court rejects secrecy bid in court case over alleged spying on anti-pipeline activists; Four sentenced to jail and taken into custody today for Trans Mountain pipeline opposition; Should Canada cancel its arms deal with Saudi Arabia? Yes; Canada has ‘a legal obligation’ to repatriate citizens who left to fight for ISIS, says UN rapporteur; Like His Boss, Pence Misleads Public About Terrorism and Immigration; Trump says he may send 15,000 troops to U.S.-Mexico border; Here Is a List of Far-Right Attackers Trump Inspired. Cesar Sayoc Wasn’t the First — and Won’t Be the Last; As Bolsonaro Threatens to Criminalize Protests, a New Resistance Movement Is Emerging in Brazil; Looking for Justice? Avoid Guantanamo; and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, October 26, 2018: Watch live – The French Court of Appeal decision in Dr. Hassan Diab’s case comes out today; The Ottawa Raging Grannies denounce Bill C-59, the National Security Act, 2017; Lawyers raise concerns over new Terrorist Activities Sanctions Act; Mother accused of violating injunction tells court she was supporting son’s wish to resist Muskrat Falls; Ottawa eyes freezing permits for armoured vehicle sales to Saudis as it re-examines contract; Saudi airstrike kills 19 civilians, including children, near Yemeni city of Hodeida; The War on Terror is the Reign of Terror; Governments are starving Yemenis, fuelling black markets through anti-terror legislation; The U.N. Security Council’s Outsized Role in Shaping Counter Terrorism Regulation and Its Impact on Human Rights; Mexico: Honduran caravan is not a security threat but a group of people with human rights; Swedish student who stopped deportation flight of Afghan asylum seeker to be prosecuted; The shrinking space for solidarity with migrants and refugees; MI5 can authorise agents to commit crimes, tribunal told; Counter-terror bill is a threat to press freedom, say campaigners; Australia: UN human rights expert warns proposed cybersecurity bill is too extreme; and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, October 19, 2018: ICLMG Submission to the UN Committee Against Torture; Canada Ignores Obligation to Investigate Omar Khadr Torture & Act to Prevent Future Abuses; Syria: A year after Raqqa, US-led Coalition’s ongoing denials an insult to survivors; Anti-Terrorism Laws Increasingly Used to Target Indigenous Activists; Canada still selling armoured vehicles to Saudis despite ‘concern’ of missing journalist; RCMP investigate alleged Saudi agents spying on dissident’s Montreal phone; Canada pension fund invests in US immigration detention firms; Canadian Charities Balk At Proposed Liberal Tax Changes; European Counter-Terrorism Approaches: A Slow and Insidious Erosion of Fundamental Rights; HRW criticizes new UK counter-terrorism bill; Police spies infiltrated UK leftwing groups for decades; China: Mass internment camps are places of punishment, not ‘vocational training’; As U.S.-Backed War in Yemen Raged, UAE Hired U.S. Mercenaries to Kill Yemeni Leaders; Guantanamo prison to stay open at least 25 years: US admiral; and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, October 12, 2018: Charges dropped against high flying Trans Mountain protestors; Canadian police favor mining interests over indigenous peoples; FBI Informant Spent Years Entrapping Muslim Men; US immigration policies resulted in thousands more family separations than previously disclosed; Kavanaugh’s record hints at a potential Supreme Court shift on detainees, wartime powers; Egypt: Mass death sentence and unfair military trials will not deliver justice for victims of church bombings; China’s Human Rights Abuses Against Uighurs in Xinjiang; Crown prince sought to lure Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia and detain him, U.S. intercepts show; Digital IDs Are More Dangerous Than You Think; Israel’s Gabriella Blum Helped Write the Laws of Drone Warfare. Nearly Two Decades Later, She Has Regrets; and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, October 5, 2018: Protectors Jailed Weeks After Trans Mountain Pipeline Quashed By Court; Standing Rock activist faces prison after officer shot him in the face; Saudi Arabia agents likely spying on dissident in Canada; Hassan Diab appeal decision delayed a month; Privacy experts alarmed by Five Eyes demand for ‘backdoors’ on tech devices; CRA suspends, fines major Islamic charity over concerns it may have ‘provided resources’ to armed militants; Worst Suspicions Confirmed: Government Reports Show Domestic Anti-Terrorism Efforts Target Minorities; 13,000 migrant children in detention: America’s horrifying reality; Citing Trump’s racism, a federal judge restores protections for immigrants feeling wars and disasters; A New AUMF Is Not a Solution to “Endless War”; L’ONU va enquêter sur le génocide des Rohingya en Birmanie; La Cour d’appel tranche en faveur du hijab au tribunal, and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, September 28, 2018: An apology for Hassan Diab; MPs pass motions to call Rohingya killings a genocide & revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship; Feds want secrecy over court case on pipeline spy allegations; The UPR of Canada is a missed opportunity to escalate human rights commitments; Sulemaan Ahmed: La puck roule lentement pour nous; Ottawa’s use of AI in immigration system has profound implications for human rights; Hungary upholds ‘terrorism’ conviction against Syrian refugee; Immigration detainee Ebrahim Toure finally free after more than five years; Undocumented Immigrant Faces a Choice: Become an Informant for ICE or Be Deported; Un Palestinien tué lors d’affrontements à la frontière entre Israël et Gaza; UK intelligence agency admits unlawfully spying on Privacy International; Citizens’ group wants prosecution over CIA rendition program; Joe Robinson: Turkish court convicts former UK soldier, and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, September 21, 2018: Judge orders indefinite delay in CSIS compensation trial, orders Crown to pay legal costs; WATCH: The Ottawa panel discussion about Abousfian Abdelrazik’s ordeal after the screening of short film The Long Way Home; Canada betrays its own citizens. Hassan Diab’s case is among its most egregious: Neil Macdonald; Police violated people’s right to protest during Quebec G7, report suggests; Federal prosecutors using expanded powers to target terrorist propaganda web content; Five-Eyes Intelligence Services Choose Surveillance Over Security; Muslim-American can sue over ‘no-fly list’: U.S. appeals court; Illegal protest or protecting the land? An Indigenous woman gets ready to face a Canadian court; Paterson and Waldman: Latest death in Canada Border Services custody shows independent oversight needed; Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever; Sentinel Species: The Criminalization of Animal Rights Activists as ‘Terrorists,’ and What It Means for Civil Liberties in Trump’s America; A Moment of Silence, Before I Start This Poem; 100,000 demand release of Syrian man convicted of ‘terrorism’ for throwing a few stones in Hungary; Study shows two-thirds of U.S. terrorism tied to right-wing extremists; Experts, advocates call on Trudeau to declare Rohingya crisis genocide; Egypt: Death sentences and heavy prison terms handed down in disgraceful mass trial.
Unforeseen circumstances prevented us from sending a News Digest on September 13, 2018.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, September 7, 2018: Tim McSorley: Challenges, but no crisis at the border; U.N. Peace Operations Should Get Off the Counter-Terror Bandwagon; Trump suggests that protesting should be illegal; Exclusive: U.N. Human Rights Experts Meet With Facebook on “Overly Broad” Definitions of Terrorist Content; UN calls on China to free Uyghurs from ‘re-education camps’; Trump’s Guantanamo Plan Could Force Court Battle Over Legality Of ISIS War; Saudi Arabia admits ‘mistakes’ in airstrike that killed 40 Yemeni children; New: Stop Mohamed Harkat’s Deportation to Torture; and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, August 31st, 2018: Sen. Harder won’t testify in Abdelrazik case, but several other parliamentarians will; China Declared Islam a Contagious Disease – and Quarantined 1 Million Muslims; UN: In Battles Over Land Rights, Activists Branded as Criminals; Canada’s surveillance regime targets Indigenous peoples; Nicaragua’s New Anti-Terrorism Law Thwarts Protesters, Activists Say; US denying passports to Hispanic Americans in South Texas; Opinion – Due process: Guantanamo detainees should be released; Pearl Eliadis: Charities, ‘political activity’ and free speech; and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, August 25th, 2018: ICLMG: External Review Into Case of Hassan Diab Falls Far Short; Rubin: Government stonewalling on Hassan Diab shows why we need a full inquiry; ICLMG Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: Questions and Concerns about New Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction; Feds launch consultations with Canadians wrongly flagged by no-fly list; NCCM’s written submission to Canada’s third Universal Periodic Review; One Million Muslim Uighurs Have Been Detained by China, the U.N. Says. Where’s the Global Outrage?; ’Your Bombs Are Killing Victims Here’: U.S.-Made Bomb Hit School Bus in Attack That Killed 40 Yemeni Children; AP Investigation: Behind the Scenes in Yemen, U.S.-Backed Saudi Coalition Is Working with al-Qaeda; Saudi Arabia: Appalling plan to execute female activist must be stopped; G7: le déploiement policier était excessif, selon un rapport; Anti-fascists say police post mugshots on Twitter to ‘intimidate and silence’; Women speak out against criminalization of land defenders, water protectors; Death of man in CBSA custody after altercation on plane requires independent investigation, rights watchdogs say; Trump administration says deportable immigrants can’t go to the courts — even if their first amendments rights are violated; Lawyers on the Border Still Dealing With Fallout From Family Separations; Legitimizing Foreign Mass Surveillance in the European Court of Human Rights; China’s Aggressive Surveillance Technology Will Spread Beyond Its Borders; Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger – sources; Google plans to launch censored search engine in China, leaked documents reveal.
The News Digest was on hiatus until August 25th, 2018.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, July 27th, 2018: New ICLMG’s issue paper on Canada’s No-Fly List; Hassan Diab to boycott external review of his extradition to France; Police, spies and white supremacy: A brief history; How the writings of right-leaning pundits drove fear and hate after the Faisal Hussain tragedy; 2017, année la plus meurtrière pour les défenseurs de l’environnement; UK intelligence and police using child spies in covert operations; The case against anti-terrorism laws; Behind closed doors, Guantánamo secret court talks about the CIA, torture and rights; Les arrêté-es du G7 : des conditions de libération disproportionnées; Gender rights hypocrisy, a Youtube ban, and anti-terrorism legislation used to crush dissent: A dark month in the MENA region; Globe editorial: Conservative accusation of a border ‘crisis’ doesn’t wash; Civil society leaders call on Parliamentary Committee to Ensure Protection of Human Rights for Refugee Claimants crossing into Canada from the United States; Audit of immigration detention review system reveals culture that favours incarceration; Standing Up Against Deportation (video); “Why Abolish ICE Doesn’t Go Far Enough”: Oscar Chacón on the Roots of Trump’s Immigration Crackdown; While in ICE custody, thousands of migrants reported sexual abuse; Statewatch Observatory: Creation of a centralised Justice & Home Affairs database is “a point of no return”; Saving the U.N. “Internet Resolution” from sharks circling in Geneva.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, July 20th, 2018: Public Inquiry for Hassan Diab is necessary; American-Made Bombs Are Killing Civilians in Yemen; Wife of beaten Mississauga man speaks out after attack; Tens of Thousands of Muslims Are Fleeing China; Lip Service Paid to Human Rights During UN Counterterrorism Week; Erdogan puts emergency state powers into law; The US and Canada are preparing for a new Standing Rock over the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline; Canada is giving credit to the false claim of a refugee crisis by creating a new ministry of Border Security, headed by Bill Blair; Most Trump Voters Wrongly Believe MS-13 Is A Threat To The Entire U.S.; UNHCR: Does Canada have a refugee crisis? No; CBSA to announce new alternatives to immigration detention; Will Parents Separated from Their Children at the Border Be Forced to Separate Again to Win Asylum?; 2017-18 Report on reviewing the Communications Security Establishment tabled in Parliament.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, July 13th, 2018: Decision in Hassan Diab appeal delayed after sudden appearance of new evidence; Bill C-59 and the Former Bill C-22: Compromised Oversight and Continuing Threats to Non-Derogable Rights; Analysis of the 2017 Report of the Commissioner of the CSE, part II: The circumstances are always exceptional; Yémen : Amnesty International dénonce des « crimes de guerre » dans des prisons secrètes; Secret War: The U.S. Has Conducted 550 Drone Strikes in Libya Since 2011 – More Than in Somalia, Yemen, or Pakistan; Trump Administration: We Can Keep Guantanamo Prisoners Locked Up For 100 Years; Will an anti-terror law prevent school shootings?; UK counter-terror bill risks criminalising curiosity – watchdog; Turkey fires thousands of state employees in anti-terrorism purge; The Real-Life Consequences of the (Now Lawful) Travel Ban; White terror privilege: Trump Quietly Pardoned White Domestic Terrorists (video); Dossier spécial Droit de manifester – Éditorial; ‘Unmasking Antifa Act’: Proposed US law could send masked anti-fascist activists to prison for 15 years; Josh Paterson: Would you trust the Trump administration with your kids?; CIA-Linked Military Contractor Used Arizona “Black Site” to Secretly Jail Dozens of Migrant Children; ICE Now Training Agents in Military Weaponry (video).
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, July 6th, 2018: Joe Clark, Monique Bégin and Ed Broadbent: There should be a fully independent public inquiry to prevent any repeat of the injustice done to Hassan Diab; Starving, bombing civilians in the name of ‘fighting terrorism’; Overdue US Admission that Civilians Were Killed in Syria Strike Is Still Insufficient; Britain’s role in our torture and detention must be investigated; Federal “Countering Violent Extremism” Grants Focus on Minority Communities; The Travel Ban: Part of a Broad National Security Exceptionalism in U.S. Law; Civil Society Coalition calls for independent, external review into reports of misuse of Canadian military exports by Saudi Arabia; Canadian student arrested by Israeli forces for protesting Israeli demolition of Palestinian village; NEB seeks contractor to monitor ‘vast amounts’ of online chatter for potential security threats; The US is less safe than ever for refugees, evidence filed in court challenge shows; Federal court blocks Trump administration’s arbitrary detention of asylum seekers; Concentration Camps in the U.S.: Andrea Pitzer Decries Tent Cities for Detaining Kids Without Trial; Demonising children at US and European borders; Face Recognition CEO Warns of Police Abuse; David Kaye, UN rapporteur on free speech: How to ‘fix’ social media without censorship.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, June 29th, 2018: Tim McSorley: The Government Must Stop The Deportation Of Mohamed Harkat; CCIJ: Canada should end immunity for perpetrators of torture; Britain Abetted U.S. Torture of Terrorism Suspects, Parliament Finds; Featuring Anne Dagenais Guertin: Ottawa’s push to share more border-crossing data with U.S. raising red flags over privacy; Nicaragua : nouvelles attaques des forces de l’ordre; Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg condemns Trump’s “unrelenting attack on the Muslim religion and its followers”; Top levels of Myanmar military responsible for crimes against Rohingya, report finds; Mehdi Hasan: “Muslim extremists? What about the Christian extremists who run the U.S. government while citing the Bible to justify kidnapping kids?”; Deif and Neve: Why Canada should take in Snowden-linked asylum seekers; Trudeau must end the safe third country agreement with the U.S.; Report: ICE altered its risk assessment software to put all immigrants in detention; Judge orders US to reunite families separated at border within 30 days; There’s no migration crisis – the crisis is political opportunism; Undercover cops wore masks at protests, Montreal public hearing told; New House Bill Would Empower Trump to Punish U.S. Companies that Boycott Israel; The Wiretap Rooms: The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities; The US Supreme Court Takes On the Police Use of Cellphone Records.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, June 22nd, 2018: Tim McSorley’s comments on CBC’s article: Some of CSIS’s practices still fall outside the law: spy watchdog; Tim McSorley’s comments on: Statement from CSIS Director on SIRC Annual Report; France told Canada key evidence did not exist in Hassan Diab terrorism case; Revealed: Canada uses massive US anti-terrorist database at borders; Matthew Behrens: Canada’s diplomat of the year fails the torture test; Les caméras du G7 vous filment encore; The Government Has Yet to Produce Evidence Showing the Travel Ban is About National Security; Gormley: Canada, stop locking up migrant kids; Immigration lawyers used a Sesame Street reference to argue that Abdoul Abdi should be deported to Somalia; The US is no longer a ‘safe’ country for refugees – and Canada is complicit; “Zero Tolerance” and the Detention of Children: Torture under International Law.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, June 15th, 2018: ICLMG: Government fails to protect rights as it rushes national security bill through second-reading; ICLMG’s comments on states’ recommendations for Canada’s Universal Periodic Review; Targeted Killing Comes to Canada: Understanding Why We Need a Public Inquiry; Exploring the wreck of the 2016-17 Office of the CSE Commissioner’s report: Use/retention of private communications up 25,653%; Public inquiry needed into professor’s extradition; Ihsaan Gardee: ‘Government Must Rebuild Trust with Canadian Muslims on National Security’; In China’s Far West, Companies Cash in on Surveillance Program That Targets Muslims; A G7 summit shrouded in fear and intimidation: Preliminary findings of the monitoring mission; Native American water protector becomes first to be sentenced to time in federal prison for DAPL protests; Israeli Troops Kill 4 Palestinians & Wound 600 More in Crackdown on Nonviolent Protest; Free expression in MENA: death by a thousand cuts; Vietnam’s new cyber law ‘will curb freedom of expression’; U.S.-Canada agreement on refugees is now unconstitutional.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, June 8th, 2018: Podcast featuring ICLMG: Surveillance, secret trials and Bill C-59’s attack on the Charter; Monia Mazigh & Azeezah Kanji: The torturers’ bargain: Crime and no punishment, but many rewards; Short Film “Discreet Airlift” Documents the Struggle to Hold U.S. Officials Accountable for Torture; G7: des observateurs sur place pour documenter les violations des droits de la personne; Turkey: One year since the imprisonment of Taner Kılıç, demands for his release will not be silenced; Justin Brake wins 2018 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression; U.S airstrikes violated international law in “war of annihilation” in Raqqa, Syria, says Amnesty International; Students Push to Oust Nicaraguan President Ortega as Death Toll Rises Amid Bloody Police Crackdown; “A Source of Positivity All the Time”: Remembering Palestinian Medic Razan al-Najjar, Killed by IDF; Saudi Arabia using anti-terror laws to detain and torture political dissidents, UN says; Environmental groups call on Northam to stop surveillance of anti-pipeline protesters; UK Anti-terrorism plans ‘will make thoughtcrime a reality’.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, June 1st, 2018: CUPE: Flawed Liberal anti-terror legislation adds new problems; Hassan Diab wants more than an independent review of his extradition; Featuring the ICLMG: Canada’s high extradition rate spurs calls for reform; Foreign minister too often left in dark about overseas torture cases, says auditor; Romania and Lithuania knowingly hosted secret CIA jails, European court rules; NCCM Rep. comments on racial profiling by CBSA; France: UN expert says new terrorism laws may undermine fundamental rights and freedoms; Details about a secret police surveillance program in Ontario are emerging; Does China’s digital police state have echoes in the West?; Federal government looks to AI in addressing issues with immigration system; UK suspends anti-terror rule used to deport migrants who made tax errors; ’We were using algorithms to catch and kill’: U.S. whistleblower Chelsea Manning warns Montreal conference of perils of technology, data collection; Shoot to kill: Nicaragua’s strategy to suppress protest; The fight to get Karen Spring into Honduran prison; Israel bill seeks to criminalize documentation of soldiers’ actions; France’s Creeping Terrorism Laws Restricting Free Speech.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, May 25, 2018: Tim McSorley: Liberals’ Broken Promise To Fix National Security Laws Risks Our Rights; Canadian freed after 11 years in an Ethiopian jail calls for inquiry into Ottawa’s response; Media can’t be an arm of the police, Vice lawyer tells Supreme Court hearing; There must be accountability for torture: CIA’s new Director & Canada’s complicity; House votes to mandate investigation of U.S. involvement in Yemen’s secret torture prisons; Palestinians Engaged in Nonviolent Protest. Israel Responded With a Massacre; Meet Tarek Loubani, the Canadian Doctor Shot by Israeli Forces Monday While Treating Gaza’s Wounded; 15 Indigenous Land Protectors and Allies Arrested on Parliament Hill: Reports and Updates from Muskrat Falls National Day of Action; Black activist jailed for his Facebook posts speaks out about secret FBI surveillance; Environmentalists taking federal watchdog to court over diplomats’ actions in Mexican murder case; Canadian/U.S. delegation is detained and interrogated for 4 hours, while travelling to Honduras to advocate for political prisoners illegally jailed by U.S. and Canadian-backed regime; Policing Indigenous Movements in Canada (video); Amazon Teams Up With Law Enforcement to Deploy Dangerous New Face Recognition Technology; Ronald Deibert: Digital Security for Whom or What?; Vicky Mochama: Indefinite immigration detention is inhumane; ICE just abandoned its dream of ‘extreme vetting’ software that could predict whether a foreign visitor would become a terrorist.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, May 11, 2018: Political Policing, State Surveillance and Bill C-59; State Of Civil Liberties In Canada and RightsCon Hits Toronto with Tim McSorley; Yves Engler: Trudeau promotes Five Eyes spying as CSE gets more money; Open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: We need a public, independent inquiry into the case of Dr. Hassan Diab; Canada’s extradition process is broken; One person arrested, others detained during Muskrat Falls dam rally on Parliament Hill; RCMP files say “violent aboriginal extremists” are undermining pipeline plans; Vicky Mochama: Police keeping close tabs on journalists and activists is cause for concern; It’s time to abolish the inhumane Canada-U.S. deal on asylum-seekers; Nicaragua: State repressing demonstrators; From rural Ontario to Central America: a Canadian activist’s plea for her spouse in prison in Honduras; Chile Under Fire For Jailing Mapuche Leaders as ‘Terrorists’; The American Psychological Association Speaks Out Against Gina Haspel; Canada has ‘fallen behind’ in powers to do battle over privacy with tech giants: UK official.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, May 4, 2018: What happened to Bill C-59 at Committee?; Canada helped France dig up evidence to extradite Ottawa man later freed on terror charges; Monia Mazigh: Hassan Diab is another Canadian let down by our government; Steven Zhou: You Don’t Have To Talk About Muslims When You Talk About Mass Killings; As Supreme Court Weighs Travel Ban, Trump’s Wider Anti-Muslim Agenda Proceeds Unchallenged; Tim McSorley on article “What does it take to lay terrorism charges? An internal government document explains the RCMP view”; What do incels, fascists and terrorists have in common? Violent misogyny; Gaza : quatre Palestiniens tués par des tirs israéliens lors de manifestations; Faith leaders arrested at Kinder Morgan gates; Journalist charged in criminal, civil courts wins press freedom prize; Police monitored Black Lives Matter Toronto protesters in 2016, documents show; Appeals court reinstates lawsuit by 3 men put on no-fly list.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, April 27, 2018: Liberal-dominated committee rejecting many proposed changes to security bill; Bissonnette a simulé les symptômes d’une psychose; Time to revise the definition of national security; Jessica Valenti: When Misogynists Become Terrorists; Syed Hassan & Azeezah Kanji: Don’t Call Him a Terrorist; Amnesty International Welcomes Canadian Citizen Bashir Makhtal’s Release from Ethiopian Prison and Return to Canada; Migrants: Québec tient un discours irresponsable et dangereux, selon des experts; To censor the internet, 10 countries use Canadian filtering technology, researchers say; RSF Index 2018: Hatred of journalism threatens democracies; Bill to restrict Trump’s war powers would actually “endorse a worldwide war on terror”; Secret Global Surveillance Networks: Intelligence Sharing Between Governments and the Need for Safeguards.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, April 20, 2018: Amira Elghawaby: Quebec mosque killer epitomizes Islamophobia in its deadliest form; Prime Minister Trudeau Must Take Action to Ensure Justice for Abousfian Abdelrazik; CSIS worked to thwart diplomatic efforts to secure Abdelrazik’s release, documents suggest; Jim Bronskill: Long-secret watchdog report warned of ‘undue pressure’ from CSIS on Canadian detainees abroad; Land and water defenders who blocked Kinder Morgan terminal now facing criminal contempt charges; Private Networks, Public Importance: Reviewing the CSE’s Private Network Cybersecurity Regime Under Bill C-59; Why the Quebec City mosque shooting was terrorism; The Quebec Mosque Shooting Shows A Double Standard For Far-Right Extremism; Iraq: Women and children with perceived ties to IS denied aid, sexually exploited and trapped in camps; Assassination of Héctor Manuel Choc Cuz, nephew of Angelica Choc; The deportation of Lucy Francineth Granados: A symbol of Canada’s rising anti-immigrant sentiment; From refugee to murder victim: how Canada failed Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam; Former Gitmo Prisoner Moazzam Begg Explains How Torture & U.S.-Run Prisons Helped Give Birth to ISIS; Data firm leaks 48 million user profiles it scraped from Facebook, LinkedIn, others; MPs doubt Facebook’s promises to improve data protection.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, April 13, 2018: A new national security act for Canada; The ‘hidden’ piece of the Liberal crime bill: police may get to skip court; Quebec Mosque shooter told police he was motivated by Canada’s immigration policies; How Facebook Played “Instrumental” Role in Rise of Burma’s Ethnic Cleansing Campaign of Rohingya; Palestinian Shot Dead by Israeli Troops Near Gaza Border, 34th in 2 Weeks; Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, regarding the worsening situation in Gaza; Seeing Gaza Through the Lens of Yaser Murtaja, a Palestinian Journalist Killed by Israel; Birmanie : la justice maintient les poursuites contre des journalistes de Reuters; Palestinian Ahed Tamimi ‘sexually harassed’ during interrogations in Israel, lawyer says; Amnesty International to BC government: Avoid criminalization of pipeline protesters; American-style deportation is happening in Canada; Detained, Then Violated; Leftwing ‘anarchist terror cell’ is fiction, French judges rule; Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show; Russia orders immediate block of Telegram messaging app; Canada flagged Facebook’s third-party app privacy problem way back in 2009; How to Tame Zuckerberg and Protect Democracy.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, April 5, 2018: Tim McSorley & Micheal Vonn: What Canadians Need to Know about ‘Fixing’ National Security; Déclaration de la société civile sur le projet de loi C-59, Loi concernant des questions de sécurité nationale; Christopher Parsons & Lex Gill: Hard questions for Canada’s most secret agency; Massacre in Gaza: Israeli Forces Open Fire on Palestinians, Killing 18, Wounding As Many As 1,700; Over 3,000 Google Employees Signed a Letter Demanding Google Leave the ‘Business of War’; Civilian Casualties and Effectiveness of U.S. Drone Strikes in Yemen; Another Airstrike in Kunduz, and More Civilian Deaths; In deadly encounters with Toronto police, more than a third of victims are black; Macedonia Issues Apology for Involvement in Torture by CIA; Donald Trump’s new policies could make it harder for torture survivors to get asylum; Ex-Military, Intelligence, and Foreign Policy Officials: Travel Ban Harms National Security; Muslims accused of plotting violence get seven times more media attention and four times longer sentences; U.S.-backed Honduran government wants to use Facebook to crack down on journalists.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, March 29, 2018: NCCM ‘relieved’ as Quebec Mosque attacker changes plea to guilty; Gerald Caplan: Never again? With Rohingya crisis, we’re once again bystanders to horrific atrocities; How White Terrorists Are Described vs Black Victims; Who’s to blame for a generation of angry white men?; A 13-year-old boy and other Yemeni civilians were killed in U.S. drone strikes this month; Journalist Justin Brake facing charges over Muskrat Falls protest coverage; A Mexican family’s search for justice continues in Ottawa following Canadian-mining related murder; Piñera Cracks Down on Mapuche with Anti-terrorist Law Reform; Boston Judge Acquits 13 Pipeline Protesters in Groundbreaking Decision; Most aid charities’ bank accounts impacted by counter-terrorism regulations, report finds; Why An Encryption Backdoor for Just the “Good Guys” Won’t Work; No Longer Fit for Purpose: Why Canadian Privacy Law Needs an Update; Exclusive: Facebook Closes Security Flaws Found By The Tyee but weaknesses remain.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, March 23, 2018: Looking at anti-terrorism Bill C-59 through the lens of racism, by NUPGE; The Globalisation of Countering Violent Extremism Policies: Undermining human rights, instrumentalising civil society; Austin bomber: ‘Challenged young man’ or ‘terrorist’?; “It Was a Crime”: 15 Years After U.S. Invasion, Iraqis Still Face Trauma, Destruction & Violence; Canada’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia includes ‘heavy assault’ vehicles; Hassan Diab’s Lost Decade (video); Journalist faces unprecedented criminal charges over coverage of Muskrat Falls protest; The Assassination of Human Rights Activist Marielle Franco Was a Huge Loss for Brazil – and the World; “Environmental extremism” or necessary response to climate emergency?; Ahed Tamimi gets eight months in prison after plea deal; FBI tracked an activist involved with Black Lives Matter as they travelled across the U.S., documents show; The UN Security Council, Global Watch Lists, Biometrics, and the Threat to the Rule of Law; Americans have a constitutional right to boycott Israel; The Cambridge Analytica files ‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower; Some thoughts on Facebook’s accountability in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, March 16, 2018: “She Tortured Just for the Sake of Torture”:CIA Whistleblower on Trump’s New CIA Pick Gina Haspel; Bigoted election campaigns, not terror attacks, drive anti-Muslim activity; Package Bombs Are Killing People in Texas but Donald Trump Hasn’t Said a Thing. There’s a Reason for That.; ‘Attacks and killings’: human rights activists at growing risk, study claims; Distressing terrorist accusations against UN expert on indigenous peoples’ rights and indigenous leaders; Canadian tech used to hack Turkish, Syrian internet users, report claims; Criminal charges to proceed against reporter covering Muskrat Falls protests; Ottawa’s privacy watchdog wants limits on spies’ information collecting powers; No Fly List Kids: Making History (video); The Law That Canada Must Change: Wrongfully Imprisoned Sociology Professor Talks Extradition; Immigration lawyers express support for CBSA watchdog; The shameful attempt to deport a man who’s been in Canada since childhood; Politicians Campaign on Free Speech While Voting to Penalize Boycotts of Israel; Geek Squad’s Relationship with FBI Is Cozier Than We Thought.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, March 8, 2018: The Inherent Racism of National Security, a talk by Azeezah Kanji; Toronto police lied about using Stingray; Privacy Commissioner’s opinion on Bill C-59; Trump and armed drones; RCMP ‘sloppy’ and ‘negligent’ in investigating Colten Boushie’s death; Secret NYPD Files: Officers Can Lie And Brutally Beat People – And Still Keep Their Jobs; Canada mining murder in Mexico; Extradition law needs reconsideration; The danger of using data to prevent crimes before they occur; Alleged 9/11 plotter’s torture takes center stage in Guantanamo hearings; Now we know why defense attorneys quit the USS Cole case. They found a microphone; Maybe misogyny is the mental health crisis that gives us mass shooters (video); Stolen childhood: Life after prison for Palestinian minors, and more.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, March 2, 2018: ICLMG’s Press release: Funding of redress system just a first step towards addressing the problems with Canada’s No Fly List; RSF concerned by proposed reforms to Canada’s National Security legislation; Federal officials discussed raising alert level to highest level during Idle No More, book says; Trudeau government spends millions on the mercenary firm formerly known as ‘Blackwater’; Dix ans d’enfer pour Hassan Diab. Il est temps de réformer la justice française; Immigration detainee Ebrahim Toure marks five years without freedom: ‘What’s going on with me is not right’; Cruel & Unconstitutional: ACLU Denounces SCOTUS Ruling Approving Indefinite Immigrant Detention; On eve of Ottawa terrorism trial, RCMP still working on disclosure; The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed; Microsoft’s Supreme Court Case Has Big Implications for Data; China using big data to detain people before crime is committed: report; NSA Used Porn to “Break Down Detainees” in Iraq – and Other Revelations from 297 Snowden Documents.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, February 22, 2018: Bill C-59: Offensive Cyber Operations Endanger Us All; Ottawa is ‘blurring’ lines on privacy as it looks for new ways to collect data: watchdog; Shaun King: Another Mass Shooting. Another Case in Which Signs of White Violence Didn’t Raise Alarms.; ‘We are going to be the last school shooting’: Student survivors at Florida rally call for gun law changes; Men Are Responsible for Mass Shootings; Matthew Behrens: Crimes of compassion, Iraq’s long war and Canada’s bloody hands; Forced disappearances are on the rise as human rights violators cover their tracks; U.S.-trained police are hunting down and arresting protesters amid post-election crisis in Honduras; Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Suffers Blow From a Second Appeals Court; Amnesty’s annual report decries ‘hate-filled rhetoric’ of leaders, declining free speech.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, February 16, 2018: NEW VIDEO: Bill C-59: Dangerous new mass surveillance powers; Azeezah Kanji: The persistent gaslighting of Muslims about Islamophobia; White Supremacists Claim Nikolas Cruz Trained With Them; Students Say He Wore Trump Hat in School; Canada’s Deadly Diplomacy and the Plight of Political Prisoners in Honduras; Canada’s institutions repeatedly failed former child refugee Abdoul Abdi; How ICE works to strip citizenship from naturalized Americans; Panel: Darker Side of Digital: Human Rights Implications of Technology in Canada & Abroad; Supreme Court fight could stir up fears of US spying overseas; Governments want encryption backdoors: new report examines the legal and policy implications; U.S. Intelligence Shuts Down Damning Report on Whistleblower Retaliation.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, February 8, 2018: ICLMG, OpenMedia, CMLA & La Ligue’s testimonies on Bill C-59 at the SECU committee; OpenMedia video: The dangerous new spy powers in Bill C-59; Here’s what you need to know about Canada’s ‘extraordinarily permissive’ new spying laws; NCCM welcomes the Heritage committee’s recommendations on Islamophobia and systemic discrimination; 2018 Survey: Islamophobia in Canada, Still a Grave Problem; Mexican Delegation Questions Role of Canadian Embassy in Complaint to Integrity Commissioner; Canada selling helicopters to Philippines despite human rights concerns; Political use of the word ‘terrorism’: ‘Indigenous Terrorism’ – The Post-Cold War New World Order; Intercepted Podcast; Memo and Memoer – The Bipartisan Love Affair with Mass Surveillance; ‘The Nunes Memo’ Is Worthless Without the Warrant; Lie after lie: What Colin Powell knew about Iraq 15 years ago and what he told the U.N.; Bush-era officials warn keeping Guantanamo prison open may be $6bn error.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, February 1st, 2018: Our Brief on Bill C-59, the National Security Act of 2017; Govt’s Defence of Proposed CSE Act Falls Short; A national day of remembrance: 5 Lessons from the Québec massacre; Why the Trudeau Govt Won’t Designate a National Day against Islamophobia; Video Interview with Hassan Diab; Government memo on no fly list mistakes is of no help in fixing the problem; Trump Orders Guantanamo stays open and receives new prisoners; How Daesh was created by the U.S. invasion of Iraq; Charge dropped, absolute discharge for jailed Muskrat Falls opponents; In a Major Free Speech Victory, a Federal Court Strikes Down a Law that Punishes Supporters of Israel Boycott; US to resume refugee admissions from 11 countries but will increase screenings; U.K. court finds government’s surveillance powers unlawful.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, January 25, 2018: ICLMG joins call for a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia; Matthew Behrens: Trudeau government still targets Muslims as threats; Judge loosens some of Mohamed Harkat’s release conditions; Nine Things You Need to Know about Bill C-59; U.S. Border Guards Are About To Receive Alarmingly Broad Powers On Canadian Soil; Rise of the SWAT team: Routine police work in Canada is now militarized; Charges dropped against 129 Trump inauguration protesters – but dozens still face prison; Donald Trump’s travel ban heads back to the Supreme Court; NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, January 19, 2018: Hassan Diab’s press conference; Press release: Civil Liberties Coalition Welcomes the Release of Canadian Hassan Diab; A Decade Gone: A Statement from the Hassan Diab Support Community; Critics fear the government’s national security bill puts Canadians in the crosshairs; Editorial: New powers for Canadian spy agency alarming; After 16 Years Without Trial, Guantánamo Inmates and Rights Groups Demand End to ‘Unconscionable’ Imprisonment; We must overcome Islamophobia in 2018; Featuring ICLMG: Canada’s spy agency continues to show up unannounced at people’s workplaces and homes; Your opinion on Omar Khadr may be rooted in Islamophobia; Will Canada finally deal with its Afghan war skeletons?; Canada failed Abdoul Abdi but it’s not too late to do the right thing; House Extends Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy Safeguards; Border Guards Looked Through Nearly 60 Percent More Electronic Devices in 2017 than in 2016; A Trump decree is killing innocent civilians in Somalia; Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments; The Biggest Secret: James Risen on Life as a NY Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror; Civil society and the clampdown on freedoms; Israel’s New Blacklist of BDS-Supporting Groups Sparks Outrage; We won! BC Supreme Court ends indefinite solitary confinement in federal prisons across Canada; Create new watchdog to receive public complaints about border agency, RCMP, federal report recommends.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, December 21, 2017: Canada’s electronic spies will be able to launch cyber attacks with little oversight, report warns; If you’re not against torture, Mr. Trudeau, you’re for it.; Featuring ICLMG: ‘This is an extremely regressive step’: dozens protest Bill C-23 in Vancouver; Matthew Behrens: Islamophobia Rising: Gap Widens Between Trudeau’s Rhetoric and Muslim Fears; L’ONU dénonce des «opérations planifiées» de la Birmanie contre les Rohingya; An Unusually Deadly Year for Women Journalists Around the World, Report Finds; Sweden:’Torture, rape and slavery in Libya must stop’; J20 protest trial latest: Anti-Trump activists found not guilty and avoid lengthy prison sentences; Canada’s spy agencies struggle to balance reconciliation with spying on Indigenous Peoples; Ethiopian Dissidents Targeted with New Commercial Spyware; Law Enforcement Use of Social Media Data Analytics: Transparency Challenges; Canada’s solitary-confinement laws are unconstitutional, Ontario judge rules.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, December 15, 2017: New video: Bill C-59: Does the new National Security Act Fix Bill C-51? NOPE; Intelligence reform needed to rebuild confidence, Muslim group tells MPs; 15 years of Injustice for Moe Harkat; Canada’s electronic spy agency and military get new orders to allow the sharing information gained by torture; Inmate torture continuing at Guantanamo Bay, UN expert says; Featuring ICLMG: Canada granting US border agents ‘expanded’ powers; French Prosecutor Concedes Credible Evidence Points to Diab’s Innocence, but Asks for Trial; Plus de 6 700 Rohingya tués en Birmanie, selon MSF; Hundreds of travelers had their Global Entry airport privileges revoked – lawyers say it’s another Muslim Ban; Federal Court grants organizations standing in legal challenge of Safe Third Country Agreement; Libya: European governments complicit in horrific abuse of refugees and migrants – report; Up to 100,000 Canadians could be affected by no-fly list, research suggests; Calgary man claims harassment by Canada’s intelligence agency has left him destitute; CSIS settles multimillion-dollar lawsuit with employees who claimed workplace Islamophobia, racism and homophobia; Quebec needs law to protect media from police spying, inquiry finds.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, December 7, 2017: Security bill needs safeguards to prevent ‘a profile on all of us’: privacy watchdog; ICLMG Press Release Will Parliament throw Muslim and racialized groups under the bus in the rush for preclearance?; BCCLA reacts to passage of Preclearance bill; Ottawa author detained by U.S. border guards says system ‘broken’; Early win for the B.C. Civil Liberties Association in pipeline protest spying case heading to Federal Court; Why does Canada spy on its own indigenous communities?; All Muslims are often blamed for single acts of terror. Psychology explains how to stop it; US courts have been treating Muslims differently for a very long time; Trump travel ban: supreme court allows enforcement as appeals proceed; African refugees bought, sold and murdered in Libya; New Investigation Finds U.S. Special Forces Massacred Somali Civilians & Orchestrated a Cover-Up.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 30, 2017: ICLMG in the media; Committee study of National Security Act began today; CCLA’s Brenda McPhail & Lex Gill: More debate needed on national security reform bill; Canada’s spy agencies casting wider net on citizens’ electronic data, parliamentary report says about Bill C-59; Matthew Behrens: Kafka’s Canada at 15: The secret trials of Mohamed Harkat; Why Hassan Diab’s ongoing incarceration in France is Canada’s ‘Dreyfus Affair’; Former MP to ask International Criminal Court to investigate Canada’s Afghan war conduct; Amira Elghawaby: Governments can and must do more to tackle hate; Trump Retweeted Anti-Muslim Videos Posted By Far-Right Group Britain First; Why is Liberal senator’s name on no-fly list?; CSIS’s ask for telecom subscriber info of possible future targets denied; Interview: Canadian lawyer Joshua Blum on Chelsea Manning.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 23, 2017: Tim McSorley on Bill C-59: Better than C-51, but that isn’t saying much; ICLMG Issue Page on Bill C-59, the new National Security Act; ‘My life was ripped apart’: Two Calgary Muslim men say CSIS wrongfully targeted them; The Uncounted: New York Times Finds US Airstrikes Kill Far More Iraqi Civilians Than Pentagon Admits; Trudeau Government Must Act after Striking Workers Murdered at Canadian-Owned Mine in Mexico; Letter: Criminalization of freedom of expression and international solidarity in Peru; At First J20 Trial, Prosecution Falls Flat; Muskrat Falls, Criminalization of Land and Water Protectors, and Colonialism; ‘Treated like a terrorist:’ Edmontonians urge federal government to fix no-fly system; Canada’s Extradition Law Condemns Hassan Diab to a Kafkaesque Ordeal; Mohamed Harkat seeks relaxation of strict monitoring; Canada prepares for a new wave of refugees as Haitians flee Trump’s America; Amnesty International report: Rohingya trapped in dehumanising apartheid regime in Myanmar.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 17, 2017: What’s in Bill C-59? New oversight and review mechanisms – new video; Canadian police spied on Indigenous protesters on Parliament Hill; CA Gov. Jerry Brown Tells Indigenous Activists Protesting Fracking He’ll Put Them “In the Ground”; Psychiatrist says person named in security certificate, Mohamed Harkat, poses low risk of violence; Canadian Hassan Diab remains in prison after French court blocks release for 8th time; Open Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Regarding Dr. Hassan Diab – you can still sign it!; German newspaper publishes names of 33,000 refugees who died trying to reach Europe; Migrants are dying in detention centres: When will Canada act?; Canadians Are Worried About NSA Spying But Don’t Understand How It Happens; Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core; Trump’s speech causes more anti-Muslim hate crimes than terrorism, study shows; Embracing holy envy: ‘Allahu Akbar’.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 9, 2017: The View Up Here webcast interviews ICLMG’s Tim McSorley on Bill C-59, the new national security act; Pillay: It was Canada’s sloppy counter-terrorism that led to $31M payout; British-Canadian couple fear son being tortured in Syria, plead for Canada’s help securing release; Ex-Guantanamo detainee to sue Canada for $50M for alleged complicity in torture; NCCM: Government must take “concrete steps” to address human rights concerns inside CSIS; Attentat de la rue Copernic : la remise en liberté du principal suspect à nouveau demandée; No-Fly List Kids call for action on a No-Fly List redress system on Parliament Hill; ‘No answers’ a year after Soleiman Faqiri prison death; Reminder: Fundamental flaws will hinder work of National Security Committee; 50-year-old woman dies in immigration detention; Unlawful death of refugees and migrants; Shaun King: In Life and in Death, White Privilege Protected Texas Shooter Devin Kelley; Quebec’s face-covering law heads for constitutional challenge; Europe’s quiet offensive against people helping refugees; The undercover policing of political protest.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 2nd, 2017: Trudeau torture controls approach Orwellian stature; Secret Spy Hearings; Counter-terrorism measures are exacerbating racism and xenophobia, UN rights expert warns; For Trump, October’s two mass killings lead to very different responses; Twisting the narrative on mass violence; Canadian prisoner in China has sentence reduced after ‘re-education’; Emmanuel Macron’s Anti-Terror Law Is a Throwback to the Bad Days of Colonialism; Tillerson, Mattis: We don’t need new war authorization to fight terror; New York Suspect Must Not Be Sent to Guantánamo; Guantánamo tribunals face chaos as top defence lawyer punished for contempt; The Battle of Treaty Camp: Law enforcement descended on Standing Rock a year ago and changed the DAPL fight forever; Venezuela: Repression taken into people’s living rooms as home raids surge; Activists Acquitted in Effort to Prevent British Fighter Jet Delivery to Saudi Arabia; How the U.K. prosecuted a student on terrorism charges for downloading a book.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, October 26, 2017: ICLMG’s video explainer: Breaking Down Bill C-59: The new National Security Act; Letter of support for Chelsey Manning to be allowed to enter Canada; ‘No threat’: Civil liberties groups support Chelsea Manning’s bid to cross Canadian border; Canada’s terror double standards; ‘Why aren’t we all with Somalia?’; Ottawa pays $31.3M to Canadian men tortured in Syria; Secret evidence should not be allowed in civil cases; Judge slams Ottawa for delays over $35-million CSIS lawsuit alleging workplace Islamophobia, racism and homophobia; Quebec fights back against Islamic extremism by oppressing women and religious minorities; 8-year-old boy flagged as security threat takes the fight to clear his name to Ottawa; More Than 150 Land Defenders Murdered So Far This Year; Owen Jones: If my sister can be drawn into the anti-terror net, imagine the risk to others; Turkey: Court releases human rights defenders including Amnesty International’s Turkey Director; UK terrorism law expert warns government over plans for new legislation; My Guantánamo Diary, Uncensored.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, October 18, 2017: ‘You wonder what the government is trying to hide’; Terrorism charges are only reserved for Muslims; Ottawa academic Hassan Diab still in legal limbo in Paris prison; In Myanmar, “Anti-Terrorism” Is Cover for Ethnic Cleansing; Chile’s still using Pinochet’s anti-terrorist law against the Mapuche; COINTELPRO 2? FBI Targets “Black Identity Extremists” Despite Surge in White Supremacist Violence; Acute Human Rights Crisis in Mexico Must Become a Priority for Canada, Visiting Mexican Rights Advocates Say; I am in Guantánamo Bay. The US government is starving me to death; Trump wants to ease rules so Canada can buy armed Predator drones worth $1 billion; Hawaii judge blocks latest Trump travel ban with hours to spare; Treatment of kids under Aussie anti-terrorism laws an over-reach: ABA.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, October 12, 2017: ICLMG’s submission for Canada’s UPR; The Canadian Museum of Human Rights: The missing stories; RCMP officers screened Quebec border crossers on religion and values, questionnaire shows; Why terrorism charges won’t be filed in deadly Quebec mosque attack; The airport bomber from last week you never heard about; UN experts urge Chile not to use anti-terrorism law against Mapuche indigenous peoples; FBI terrorism unit says ‘black identity extremists’ pose a violent threat; An insider’s view of Guantánamo: conspiracy to torture; Supreme Court Rejects Guantanamo Inmate, Won’t Curb Military Commission; Inside the CIA’s black site torture room; Security concerns rise as police find surveillance device intercepted private text messages; Watchdog report gives CSIS a pass, but flags concerns; Bid to quash review of Hill attack raid disappointing, says lawyer; CSIS and RCMP accused of entrapping terrorism suspects; Feds Want a More Restrictive Transparency Regime.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, October 5, 2017: NCCM: Decision not to charge Quebec mosque shooter with terrorism “deeply concerning”; The White Privilege of the “Lone Wolf” Shooter; Las Vegas, Edmonton reveal futility of obsessing about what constitutes ‘terrorism’; White American men are a bigger domestic terrorist threat than Muslim foreigners; Rescuers Say 28 Civilians Die in Airstrikes on Idlib Province; European govts return nearly 10,000 Afghans to risk of death and torture; Turns out Goodale’s tolerance for torture is almost as high as Harper’s; Trudeau government taken to court over alleged spying during Harper years; Watchdog dismisses environmental spying complaint, prompting appeal; Christopher Parsons: The new surveillance state; Ottawa passes legislation to protect journalists’ anonymous sources from police, thanks to pressure from civil society, French MPs back controversial anti-terror bill; Trump administration lobbying hard for return of sweeping surveillance law; The Long Reach of Guantánamo Bay Military Commissions.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, September 28, 2017: New Ministerial Direction falls short on fulfilling goal of preventing the sharing, requesting or use of information tied to torture; New National Security Act Falls Short, Even By Liberals’ Own Standards; Joint letter to the Canadian government on its proposals to reform the ATIA; Diab’s supporters send parliamentary petition and open letter to PM Trudeau; Sixteen Years into the “War on Terror” and Institutionalized Islamophobia Lives on; Chelsea Manning says she’s been denied entry into Canada; Activist found guilty of terror-related crime for refusing to disclose passwords to UK police; Dozens of civilians killed when U.S. bombed a school and a market in Syria; France – Les assignations à résidence hors état d’urgence votées à l’Assemblée; Adam Serwer: The greatest threats to free speech in America come from the state, not from activists on college campuses.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, September 21, 2017: National Security Bill C-59 Fails to Reverse C-51 and Introduces Serious New Problems; Torture and interrogation the CSIS and RCMP way; Is bigotry blinding CSIS and the RCMP – to disastrous effect?; OPC review on the CBSA’s Scenario Based Targeting Program; Google stops challenging most US warrants for data on overseas servers; OPC ‘very concerned’ about U.S. border phone searches; Privacy Commissioner’s report calls on the RCMP to increase transparency around the use of cellphone surveillance tools; Privacy International calls for greater transparency around secretive intelligence sharing between governments; Put him on trial or send him home: Michael Enright on the appalling treatment of Hassan Diab; Is your child on the Canadian False Positive List?; Cameroon using ‘anti-terror’ law to silence media: CPJ; Advocates Warn All Rohingya May Be Driven Out of Burma If Military’s Ethnic Cleansing Continues; U.S. embassy memos offer glimpse into the “devastated” lives of refugees rejected by the Travel Ban; Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, September 14, 2017: The US Senate just rubber-stamped the 15-year war on terror, again; CSEC’s rigged election scare an excuse to invade our privacy; The RCMP Has Been Using Surveillance Gear Under an ‘Interim’ Policy for 6 Years; Secret Government of Canada data stored on U.S. servers? Memo raises possibility; Canadian held in US prison for role in anti-Trump protest; Comprendre la crise des Rohingya en Birmanie; The twisted politics of terrorism in Myanmar; France : les risques de l’état d’urgence permanent; Bahrain: A year of brutal government repression to crush dissent; Togo latest country to lose web access as regimes increasingly shut down Internet to control protests; Judge: Challenge to government watch list can go forward; ACLU and EFF Sue Trump Administration Over Cell Phone Searches at the Border; Etats-Unis : la Cour suprême maintient l’interdiction d’entrée des réfugiés; Keeping Guantánamo Bay open damages our national security; How the NSA built a secret surveillance network for Ethiopia.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, September 7, 2017: We did it! Now what?; CBSA sharing info on American border crossings with US, featuring ICLMG, Statement on Latest Violence against the Rohingya Population in Burma; Le racisme systémique… parlons-en!; Greenpeace & Indigenous Water Protectors Respond to Lawsuit Accusing DAPL Activists of Eco-Terrorism; Lawsuit: Police Targeted Black Lives Matter Alongside Violent, Terrorist ‘Gangs’; Trump Orders Military To Give Cops Free Grenade Launchers, Bayonets, And Tanks; Terrorism isn’t as big as you think; UN calls out Ottawa over lengthy immigration detention stays; Omar Khadr and values in a time of ‘war’; Normalizing torture.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, August 31, 2017: Canadians Muslims to celebrate Eid as hate incidents continue to rise, says NCCM; Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s office accuses aid workers of helping ‘terrorists’ in Myanmar; Entire families are being killed by U.S. airstrikes in Raqqa, Syria; Why should Canada support Palestinian refugees?; A Public Appeal for Solidarity with Omar Ben Ali; Israel only country in the world to systematically prosecute children under military law; $134-million claim against Khadr should be thrown out; Jaggi Singh dit avoir été victime d’un «spectacle légal»; Why rabbis like me oppose Israel’s ban on BDS activists, ICE Plans to Start Destroying Records of Immigrant Abuse, Including Sexual Assault and Deaths in Custody; Market Forces: A report on the development of the EU security-industrial complex.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, August 24, 2017: L’extrême droite d’hier à aujourd’hui; As Muslims Condemn Spain Attack, Americans Must Denounce U.S. Killings in Syria, Iraq; Reflection on the fight against racism in Canada; Borders: The Global Caste System; Trump may not finish his term but the assassination complex will live on; Trapped in Raqqa: Amnesty Says Civilians Caught in “Deadly Labyrinth” As U.S. Intensifies Airstrikes; The Taliban tried to surrender and the U.S. rebuffed them. Now here we are; Galway human rights academic identifies clear violation of basic human rights at Guantánamo Bay; Terror laws should be scrapped, says UK Government’s independent reviewer of terrorism legislation; The U.S. spy hub in the heart of Australia; I was detained for protesting against Donald Trump. Here’s what the US Secret Service asked me.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, August 17, 2017: ICLMG Editorial: A response to the Globe on Bill C-23; TONIGHT: Time for an honest discussion of torture and Guantanamo; Here’s why allegations of CSIS’ homophobia and racism should concern all Canadians; ‘Why is this man in prison?’, judge asks govt lawyer in immigration detention case; Former PM Paul Martin regrets govt’s handling of Omar Khadr case; Charlottesville is Latest Chapter in Long U.S. History of White Supremacist Terror; Why The Government Can’t Bring Terrorism Charges In Charlottesville; Building America’s Trust Act would amp up privacy concerns at the border; Updating ‘briefcase law’: defence lawyers try to end warrantless smartphone searches at border; This Groups Has Successfully Converted White Supremacists Using Compassion. Trump Defunded It; US government demands details on all visitors to anti-Trump protest website; On ne plaisante pas au Cameroun : trois lycéens en prison pour une blague par SMS font appel; Did Americans Know About Torture at Africa’s ‘Guantanamo’?; Settlement reached in ACLU lawsuit against CIA interrogation; Fearful villagers see the US using Afghanistan as a “playground for their weapons”.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, August 10, 2017: The Canadian government needs to clean up its act; Canadians avoiding debate on role in war on terror; Jim Learning accused of breaking house arrest; Montreal professor renews legal effort to block Canadian combat vehicle exports to Saudi Arabia; TransLink Increasingly Sharing Riders’ Personal Information With Police; Head of Bombed Minnesota Mosque Denounces Trump for Stoking Hate & Violence Against Somali Community; Trump signals cuts to unpopular “Countering Extremism” programs but worse could be coming; Surveillance and the Global Turn to Authoritarianism; These are the technology firms lining up to build Trump’s “extreme vetting” program; Pourquoi la mission du navire antimigrants en Méditerranée est illégale.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, August 3, 2017: NAFTA negotiations put Canadians’ personal data on the table – featuring the ICLMG; Repatriate Hassan Diab and reform our unbalanced extradition law; Here’s the one question your angry MP can’t answer about Omar Khadr; Goodale must investigate racism allegations against CSIS; Muskrat Falls activists released amid protests; Feds Crack Trump Protesters’ Phones to Charge Them With Felony Rioting; After Saudi video, Canada has a choice to make on human rights; Travel delays for B.C. family who says daughter’s name on no-fly list; What the death of a mentally ill inmate tells us about Canadian justice; French Anti-Terror Bill Threatens To Extend State of Emergency Abuses; Slain activist’s lawyers latest known targets of spyware sold to Mexican government; Trump Considers Prolonging Afghan War to Secure $1 Trillion in Untapped Mineral Deposits.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, July 27, 2017: Government must take action on shocking, disturbing allegations of discrimination and racism within ranks of CSIS, says ICLMG; Omar Khadr forced to surf wave of Canadian racism; ‘I’m on Team Human’: U.S. medic who saved Omar Khadr’s life says he did right thing; Condemnations of Khadr reek of double standards; U.S.-bound travellers to face ‘enhanced security measures’ at all Canadian airports; The agreement envisaged between the EU & Canada on the transfer of Passenger data may not be concluded in its current form, the court says; Immigration detainees can be jailed indefinitely, federal judge rules; Trump Travel Ban Must Exempt Grandparents After Supreme Court Rebuff; Amnesty Accuses U.S. Coalition of War Crimes in Mosul: Scale of Death Much Higher Than Acknowledged; U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel; Alex Neve: Stop the silence. We need to tackle Turkey’s human rights crisis.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, July 13, 2017: Omar Khadr apology and compensation long overdue, but systemic changes are also needed to protect human rights, says ICLMG & Rideau Institute; What if Omar Khadr isn’t guilty?; Roméo Dallaire & Alex Neve: Canada failed Omar Khadr. We owed him compensation and an apology; Ottawa must seek justice for Hassan Diab; Absurd ‘terrorism’ investigation launched into Amnesty’s Turkey Director and nine others; Why am I facing 75 years in prison for protesting Trump?; Berta Cáceres’s Daughter Speaks Out After Surviving Assassination Attempt in Honduras; Emboldened by Trump, US border officials are lying to asylum seekers and turning them away; Devastation in Mosul: Iraq Seizes City from ISIS, But Battle Left Thousands Dead & 700,000 Displaced; The Snooper’s Charter is being taken to court to stop mass surveillance powers.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, July 6, 2017: Redress for Omar Khadr is welcome and long overdue; Coalition Objects to Renewed Calls for Weaker Encryption Following ‘Five Eyes’ Ottawa Meeting; Legal challenge of Safe Third Country Agreement launched; Liberals’ Neglect Of Hassan Diab A Scar On Canada’s History; Une famille mexicaine dénonce la mort d’un militant qui luttait contre une minière canadienne; Canada at War: How Two Decades of Conflict Have Changed a Country; Law Enforcement is Still Used as a Colonial Tool in Indian Country; Terror attacks receive five times more media coverage if perpetrator is Muslim, study finds; Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently: Syrian Citizen Journalists Document a City Under Siege; With a single wiretap order, US authorities listened in on 3.3 million phone calls.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, June 29, 2017: Three Ways Trudeau’s Liberals Have Let Down Open Government Advocates; Nine arrested after RCMP blocks teepee raising on Parliament Hill; Calling Islamophobic violence ‘terrorism’ won’t make Muslims safe: Kanji; Muslim leaders urge government to help protect mosques, schools; Safe Third Country Agreement must be suspended; Supreme Court Allows Part of Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect Before Ruling on Constitutionality; Trudeau must speak out on Hassan Diab; Homeland Security Will Begin “Heightened Screening” of Phones on All US-Bound Flights; Postponed transparency bill does little to promote access while government increases secrecy.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, June 22, 2017: Press release: Bill C-59: Canadian government misses opportunity for bold action on civil liberties; Press release: Fundamental flaws will hinder work of National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians; France accused of violating human rights by group lobbying for academic Hassan Diab’s release; Monia Mazigh: There’s No Justifying Canada’s Flawed Counter-Radicalization Plan; Heated exchange over legal rights as lawyers battle to have refugee claimant let out of jail; Police lied to obtain warrants, Quebec journalists testify at inquiry; Why the Government’s ATI Reform Bill is a Promise Broken: Proactive Disclosure ≠ Access to Information; The Pentagon says one civilian died in drone strike on Syrian mosque. Witnesses say it killed dozens.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, June 15, 2017: Preclearance agreement trumps protection of travelers from Canada to U.S.; Our National Coordinator on Bill C-22 and holding Canadian intelligence agencies accountable; Canada’s anti-terrorism overhaul is coming Tuesday; Beatrice Hunter released from jail, allowed to protest outside Muskrat Falls gate; Ethics commissioner acknowledges Sajjan downplayed his role and knowledge of Afghan detainee issue; Hate crimes against Muslims in Canada increase 253% over 4 years; Canadian man found not guilty on Algerian terror charges he says were based on intelligence from Canada; CSIS kept ‘all’ metadata on third parties for a decade, top secret memo says; Trump Loses Travel Ban Ruling in Appeals Court; Rep. Barbara Lee: In Expanding Global Wars, Trump Is Creating More Havoc and Chaos & Has No Strategy; Yves Engler: Canada’s Increased Military Budget Will Fuel the US War Machine.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, June 8, 2017: Trudeau government broke privacy rules with expanded spy program; Woman arrested in Muskrat Falls protest moved to men’s prison more than 1000 km from home; Anti-Trump protester: ‘Is this my last free birthday?’; Trump supporters are calling for Muslim internment camps; Applying for a US Visa? Better Watch What You Post; May: I’ll rip up human rights laws that impede new terror legislation; Lawyer for Tortured Detainees: U.S. Created ISIS Through Misguided Detention, Interrogation Policies; US-led coalition admits killing at least 484 civilians in air strikes against Isis in Syria and Iraq; Canada does Trump’s bidding with massive new defence spending.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, June 1st, 2017: Our reaction & highlights from the govt’s report on the national security consultation; Civil liberties groups call for urgent changes to preclearance rules; Asylum agreement with U.S. to blame for woman’s death near border; Bound. Tortured. Killed; Canada just increased data sharing with international spy partners; Inuit grandmother jailed after refusing to stay away from Muskrat Falls; UK’s ‘Big Brother’ anti-terror strategy is flawed, U.N. expert says; Canadian executives demanding action on no-fly list glitches; White Terrorists Killed More Americans This Week Than Refugees Have in 40 Years; US admits Mosul airstrikes killed over 100 civilians during battle with Daesh; Jeremy Corbyn links foreign policy to growing terror threat.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, May 25, 2017: Canadians prefer privacy over more police powers, govt finds; MiningWatch Canada Launches Legal Action Against Arbitrary Detention in Peru; How a Canadian professor’s life became a horror show: Fahmy; Migrant Rescue off Libya: ‘Mostly Toddlers’ Among 31 Drowned; The impact of international counter-terrorism on civil society organisations; Let’s delete Islamic/Islamist labels for terrorists; Past month ‘deadliest on record’ for Syrian civilians killed in US-led air strikes; Morts, blessés et arrestations lors d’une manifestation à Bahreïn; L’Egypte bloque le site d’Al-Jazeera et d’autres médias qui ne lui sont pas favorables.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, May 18, 2017: RCMP labels anti-torture caravan a ‘Criminal Act by Terrorists’; Canada’s spies collude with the energy sector; Preclearance bill C-23 will spell border-crossing problems; VIDEO: Security ejects partner of Canadian imprisoned abroad from Prime Minister’s offices; Immigration detention is unconstitutional, lawyers argue in Federal Court; Amnesty: Attacks on human rights activists reach crisis point globally; Detained and accused in Peru, Canadian activist suspects foul play; Chelsea Manning Is a Free Woman: Her Heroism Has Expanded Beyond Her Initial Whistleblowing; Independent monitoring in store for Canada Border Services Agency.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, May 11, 2017: RCMP and CSIS snoop on green activists; RCMP created, then abandoned metadata-crunching tool to extract criminal intelligence; Open Letter to Trudeau on Press Freedom; Des radicaux aussi chez les catholiques; White Male Terrorists Are an Issue We Should Discuss; Bill C-23, Preclearance Act 2016; Key parts of citizenship revocation process struck down; Chelsea Manning to be released from prison this week.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, May 4, 2017: Harjit Sajjan accused of downplaying role in Afghan war in attempt to thwart investigation; French prosecution of Canadian Hassan Diab a travesty; Jailed 7 years by Canada, Kashif Ali now walks free; CJFE’s Review of Free Expression in Canada; Anti-terror rules are blocking aid to conflict zones; Lift political gag order on charities, says panel report; Senate passes bill that repeals many Conservative citizenship changes; NSA backs down on major surveillance program that captured Americans’ communications without a warrant.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, April 27, 2017: Press conference: Groups call on the Prime Minister to press for the release and return of Hassan Diab; MiningWatch Canada Staff Member, US Journalist Arbitrarily Detained in Peru over Documentary About Hudbay Minerals’ Operations; Depuis janvier, plus d’un millier de migrants sont morts en Méditerranée; Border towns quietly mobilizing to help asylum-seekers coming to Canada; Cameroon: Reporter Ahmed Abba to Appeal 10-Year Terrorism Sentence; Press freedom on the decline: Canada drops from the top 20; Commissioner for Human Rights: The Shrinking Space for Human Rights Organisations; Matthew Legge: From National to Shared Security; Controversial CSIS-run data crunching centre worries privacy czar, documents show; Border officials float big ideas for mining social media; U.S. Bombed a Mosque in Syria, Killing Dozens of Civilians, Investigators Conclude; In secret court hearing, lawyer objected to FBI sifting through NSA data like it was Google.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, April 20, 2017: Ottawa has even more reason to fix security law; Attack on Digital Privacy Rights of Canadians; CSIS officials, counsel learning to share information with courts; Trudeau government undercuts transparency, while reinforcing secrecy; La Commission d’accès à l’information « préoccupée » par ce qu’elle entend à la commission Chamberland; Groups Decry Trump Plan to Demand Social Media Passwords at US Border, Omar Khadr’s criminal record in Canada shows ‘absolute ignorance’: lawyer, Islamophobia persistent in the media, journalist, Land protectors see renewed support in wake of new charges; Court defends political dissent after N.L. man sent to psychiatric hospital for criticizing police shooting, “Mother of All Bombs” Never Used Before Due to Civilian Casualty Concerns.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, April 13, 2017: Canada’s immigration detainees being locked up based on dodgy risk assessments, Star finds; Monia Mazigh: Omar Khadr’s Case A Black Stamp On Canada’s Human Rights Record; Cellphone surveillance technology being used by local police across Canada; Protection des sources: le projet de loi adopté au Sénat; Communications companies receive thousands of requests from Quebec police; Securing our Digital Economy; OpenMedia: Do you know where your data is?; New US bill aims to ban warrantless phone searches at the border; Ottawa tight-lipped on delay to improving no-fly list; Police oversight isn’t broken, it was built this way: Cole.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, April 6, 2017: Press release: Senate must act to strengthen national security oversight; Matthew Behrens: Apologies for torture seem to be the hardest words; Ottawa academic’s release ordered from Paris jail for fifth time – prosecutors quickly block move; Devices that track, spy on cellphones found at Montreal’s Trudeau airport; ‘Sources have stopped talking to us’: Witnesses testify at Day 1 of police-spying commission; Michael Geist: Why warrantless access to Internet information is back on the lawmaking agenda; Michelle Shephard: Family speaks for first time about Canadian imprisoned in Algeria on terror charges; Americans’ right to protest is in grave danger, UN warns; Canada: Civil Society Calls for Access to Information Law Reform; Ontario government commits to releasing past and future SIU reports.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, March 30, 2017: Editorial: Tim McSorley: Bill C-22: Liberals Undermining Goal Of Strong National Security Oversight; Glenn Greenwald: Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised; Amnesty: Hundreds of Iraqi Civilians Killed in U.S. Airstrikes After Being Told Not to Flee Mosul; Environ 250 migrants meurent en Méditerranée dans deux naufrages; Canada should put limits on detention for migrants: Toronto Star Editorial; The Justice For Abdirahman Coalition Expresses Disappointment And Outrage Concerning Police Solidarity For Officer Charged With Manslaughter; Le Mexique regarde tomber ses journalistes; Francis Dupuis-Déri: Les négationnistes de l’islamophobie; Parents of ‘no-fly list kids’ upset at no funding for redress system; The government is looking to restart a warrantless access program that had been declared unconstitutional; What do many lone attackers have in common? Domestic violence.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, March 23, 2017: Amendments to Bill C-22 weakens oversight committee before it even begins, says ICLMG; Ottawa torture victim declares victory in long fight for justice; Alex Neve, Béatrice Vaugrante: 6 steps Canada must take after embarrassingly long redress for tortured citizens; Omar Khadr deserves government apology and compensation: Editorial; House of Commons passes anti-Islamophobia motion M-103; NCCM announces settlement of defamation lawsuit against former spokesman for Stephen Harper; À deux doigts de la mort; Senators’ opinion: Immigration detention reforms fall short without effective oversight; Vice reporter ordered to hand over correspondence says he’ll ‘take this as far as it needs to go’; Border Agents Need A Warrant to Search Travelers’ Phones, EFF Tells Court; Land protectors face criminal charges for defending water, food, culture; Prosecutors drop Montreal Mafia cases after questions about RCMP surveillance tactics; CSE watchdog urges greater information-sharing powers for review bodies; Dozens of civilians killed in US-led airstrike on Isis stronghold in Syria.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, March 16, 2017: ICLMG urges the Ministers of Justice and Foreign Affairs to act now for the return of Hassan Diab to Canada; A forgotten Canadian has spent 10 years in Egyptian prison. Advocates are telling Trudeau to get him back; Bill C-22: National Security Secrecy Increased: Sabotaging Public Access Promises; Steven Zhou: Fight Islamophobia by repealing draconian national security laws; Matthew Behrens: CSIS’s alternative facts universe; Refugee claimants need safe access at U.S.-Canada border: Cole; In Stinging Blow to President, Hawaii & Maryland Judges Block Trump’s Second Muslim Ban; Phone Searches Now Default Mode At The Border; More Searches Last Month Than In All Of 2015; My Baby is On the No-Fly List and We Can’t Remove Him From It; Why is DHS Labeling Protesters “Domestic Terrorists”?; CSIS reneged on pledge to brief judges about secret data centre; Review agency for Canada’s spies says it needs more funding.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, March 9, 2017: Proposed security oversight committee ‘shadow’ of what it should be, opposition says; Trudeau following Harper’s lead in denying justice to illegally imprisoned Muslim men; Après l’attentat de Québec, les crimes haineux ont monté en flèche; Feds settle case of ‘grossly unfair’ leak about Montreal man, RCMP probe ongoing; Amnesty international: Trump’s revised travel ban will stir hatred and division; CCR: Welcoming refugees at our borders: a moral and legal imperative; Hungary to detain all asylum seekers in container camps; How Justin Trudeau Is Failing Journalists; Criminal charges against Justin Brake an attack on press freedom; Revealed: Environmental Activist Berta Cáceres’ Suspected Killers Received U.S. Military Training; Quebec resident Alain Philippon to fight charge for not giving up phone password at airport; ‘Am I at risk of being hacked?’ What you need to know about the ‘Vault 7’ documents; Three Problems with President Trump’s Guantánamo Tweet.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, March 2, 2017: Man arrested after Concordia University bomb threat targeting Muslim students; Manning Centre hosts ‘bonkers’ panel claiming Quebec City mosque was actually helping terrorists; Trudeau’s torture policies no different than Trump’s; No evidence? No problem; How an Illegal Canadian Spy Program Sailed Through Regulatory Checks; Is your Internet data ending up in the NSA’s hands?; Goodale should reject Safe Third Country agreement before Homeland Security meeting; How to protect your phone privacy when crossing the U.S. border; Can Customs and Border Protection Agents demand to see your ID on a domestic trip?; Outcry Kills Anti-Protest Law in Arizona, But Troubling Trend Continues Nationwide; Documents Indicate Germany Spied on Foreign Journalists; Former neo-Nazi explains why the threat of white extremism must not be ignored.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, February 23, 2017: Ottawa to compensate, give apologies to Canadians tortured in Syria; Hassan Diab supporters fear changing political climate could hurt chances of fair trial; Anti-Islamophobia motion offers a chance to take a stand against hatred. Why quibble over semantics?; Transparent double standard on freedom of speech; Hundreds of Canadian children held in immigration detention, report shows; New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions; Donald Trump is right, there was a recent attack in Sweden. By neo-Nazis on a refugee centre; VICE’s Ben Makuch stands up for Canadian press freedom; Militarized Police Just Evicted The Sioux Tribe From Standing Rock At Gunpoint; How to secure your phone when crossing the border; Dramatic increase in people having Canadian citizenship revoked since Trudeau elected; Former UK Home Secretary: Why it was right to release Jamal al-Harith in 2004.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, February 16, 2017: ICLMG op-ed: Proposed New Preclearance Act Will Bring Border Trouble; Release of first batch of security consultation submissions is big win for transparency, but litmus test will be how government responds; Amira Elghawaby: Islamophobia is a threat to us all, Canada’s silent majority must speak up; What took Charles Taylor so long to reverse his position on Quebec’s religious restrictions?: Hébert; The Quebec mosque attack victims spent their lives vilified as terrorists. Then they were murdered by one; L’extrême droite sort de l’ombre; Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement Needs To Be Revisited: Lawyers; Donald Trump ‘won’t challenge Muslim travel ban’ in Supreme Court; ICE Arrests 600 in Nationwide Raids After Trump Order Expands Criminalization of Immigrants; Trump powers ‘will not be questioned’ on immigration, senior official says; Canadian denied entry to U.S. after being questioned on mosque connections; Julia Sanchez: Don’t lecture the Americans about our values. Demonstrate them; Revealed: FBI terrorism taskforce investigating Standing Rock activists.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, February 9, 2017: Muslim leaders urge governments to fight Islamophobia after mosque attack; «Urgent» de créer une commission sur le racisme systémique; Maher Arar says government should scrap anti-terror law as part of response to Islamophobia; Syrian Refugee Crisis Linked to Rampant Torture, Disappearances & Arrests of Civilian Population; Ottawa should suspend refugee pact with U.S., Harvard report says; Appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump’s ban on travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations; Justice Dept. lawyer says 100,000 visas revoked under travel ban; State Dept. says about 60,000; Canadian woman turned away from U.S. border after questions about religion, Trump; Homeland Security Might Start Asking US Visitors for Their Social Media Passwords; Kellyanne Conway blames refugees for ‘Bowling Green massacre’ that never happened; WARNING: This Trump order could threaten the privacy of Canadians; CSIS doesn’t know how many Canadians were snared in unlawful data program; Just in Time for Trump, Jury Says Defense of Planet Is No Crime.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, February 2, 2017: ICLMG editorial: Fighting Hate in the Wake of the Quebec City Mosque Shooting: 5 Ways the Trudeau Government Can Act Now!; Minister Goodale: Reject Information Obtained Through Torture; Rima Elkouri: Chronique d’une tragédie annoncée; Canadian conservatives must take long, hard look at their Islamophobic rhetoric; Simple truth is Canada’s mass shooters are usually white and Canadian-born: Neil Macdonald; Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Culmination of War on Terror Mentality but Still Uniquely Shameful; UN denounces Trump’s travel ban as ‘mean-spirited’ and illegal under human rights law; Judge Halts Deportations After Protesters Swarm Airports Over Trump’s Order Barring Muslims; Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister; NYT editorial: President Bannon?; Police Raid Standing Rock Last Child Camp, Arrest 76; Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI With Vast Hidden Powers; Canada must urgently reassess data sharing with the U.S.; Kids still caught by no-fly lists despite new redress office, parents say; Give Parliamentary committee a chance to shine.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, January 26, 2017: Ottawa n’a rien appris du cas Maher Arar; Trump’s war on reality is just getting started: says torture works, eliminates privacy protections for foreigners, imposes ban on refugees, blocks visas from 7 Muslim nations, bans agencies from talking to reporters, while six journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest; Refugee claimants entering from US need our protection; Canadians want more privacy protections and transparency; Les terribles conséquences de l’islamophobie; Greenpeace argues Resolute racketeering suit ‘brute force’ intimidation; Colombian Human Rights Leader Assassinated; Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’; Opinion: Trump’s war on reality is just getting started; Four more journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, January 19, 2017: ‘Secret order’ authorizing RCMP’s covert Cold War wiretapping program released after 65 years; Federal security officials approved Winnipeg police efforts to purchase spying devices; Justin Trudeau promised changes to draconian Bill C-51. We’re still waiting; ‘Rule of law’ racism, C-51 and the coming resistance wave; Republican lawmakers in five states propose bills to criminalize peaceful protests; Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence commuted by Obama; Obama to leave office with more than 40 detainees still in Guantánamo Bay; Pour Amnesty International, la dérive sécuritaire en Europe est dangereuse; Complaints describe border agents interrogating Muslim Americans, asking for social media accounts.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, January 12, 2017: CSIS assessing ‘bulk data’ collection, records show; Personal privacy under threat by surveillance state; Globe Editorial: Quebec police are getting search warrants too easily, hurting the free press; Border agency oversight bill stalls in Parliament; N.S.A. Gets More Latitude to Share Intercepted Communications; Congressional report sides with Apple on encryption debate; Opinion: Trump wants to restock Guantánamo. Who’s the ‘worst of the worst’ now?; Medea Benjamin: America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama’s reign; The Crimes of the Seal Team 6.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, January 5, 2017: ICLMG Editorial: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Human Rights and National Security Challenges for 2017; Jameel Jaffer on Obama’s National Security Legacy & What Lies Ahead with Trump; No Paper Trail; Public interest should be central to regulation of charities’ political activities; Revealed: British councils used Ripa to secretly spy on public; Obama Administration Dismantles Idled Muslim Registry Ahead of Trump Inauguration.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, December 22, 2016: Des dizaines d’agents de la GRC ont fouillé dans la vie privée de Canadiens sans permission; Statement on the government’s commitment to release the results of the National Security Consultation; Canadian telecoms push back on proposed police powers; Eight reasons why Canada must repeal its anti-terror laws; Montreal newspaper La Presse wants court to stop police investigation of reporter; Surveillance des journalistes: l’opposition dénonce le rapport montréalais; One quarter of Canadian online traffic vulnerable to NSA sweeps: researchers; EU’s Top Court Delivers “Major Blow” to Mass Surveillance; Fahmy Foundation, Amnesty International & A Coalition of Concerned Citizens Appeal to Liberal Government.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, December 15, 2016: Don’t Let The Police Steal Canada’s National Security Debate; Blood on our hands: Canada’s links to torture; In open letter to ministers, civil society organizations demand transparency on changes to national security; Bill C-51 damages Canada’s economy. It must be scrapped; Real Oversight Needed for Law-breaking National Security Agencies; Canadian spywatcher’s Snowden remark ‘highly inappropriate’; Federal cabinet secretly approved Cold War wiretaps on anyone deemed ‘subversive’i; CSIS breaches promise to report on past media surveillance; Goodale keeps door open to CSIS use of metadata gathered from innocent people; IXmaps: See where your data travels.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, December 8, 2016: Don’t expand police spying powers, watchdogs tell Ottawa; Liberals’ Digital Surveillance Proposals Far Scarier Than Bill C-51; Amended national security committee bill sails through committee; Canada’s spy services should be more accountable, says director of review committee; Liberals should put an end to Harper’s charity chill; Révélation Snowden : l’Afrique et les télécoms sous surveillance massive.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, December 2, 2016: How can Canada condone torture?; Trump’s election should prompt Canada to rethink its complicity with U.S. mass surveillance; Jewish Group Disturbed By The Passing Of Anti-BDS Motion; Canada may deploy defence forces if pipeline protests aren’t peaceful: Natural resources minister; Protection des sources des journalistes: Ottawa recule; Does What Happened to This Canadian Journalist at the US-Canada Border Herald a Darker Trend?; Federal override makes spy committee’s mandate ‘a mirage,’ info czar says; Border strategy has had little impact, auditor general report finds; Potential Trump Pick for Homeland Security Wants to Send 1 Million People to Gitmo.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 24, 2016: RCMP is overstating Canada’s ‘surveillance lag’; Le gouvernement vous écoute (encore plus que vous ne le pensez); Canada’s national security oversight is among the weakest in the Western world; Ottawa approves redress system for Canadian travellers affected by no-fly list; Dakota Access pipeline water protector ‘may lose her arm’ after police standoff.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 17, 2016: The RCMP Is Using the Media to ‘Create Moral Panic’ About Encryption; Bill C-51 is violating our Charter rights and the Canadian government doesn’t care; Commissaire à la vie privée du Canada : Journalistes surveillés : tous les citoyens sont à risque; Surveillance chill on writers and journalists in Canada; Donald Trump’s team ‘discussing plans for Muslim registration system’; ‘Consistent evidence’ suggests Ottawa academic did not commit 1980 terrorist bombing, French judge says; Britain has passed the ‘most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy’.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 11, 2016: Surveillance scandals break while government presses for more surveillance powers; Ottawa should do its part to protect freedom of press; Montreal police surveillance of journalist a sign of ‘real-time tracking’; JFE condemns Project SITKA, targeted surveillance of Indigenous land defenders; La haute direction du SPVM a cautionné GAMMA; Illegal spying shows need to update security laws; On Secret Law, Courts And The Rule Of Law; Canada’s legacy of anti-terror panic has come home to roost with Bill C-51; Canada Looks to Purchase Weaponized Drones for Targeted Assassinations, Surveillance, Crowd Control; Donald Trump Says He’d ‘Absolutely’ Require Muslims to Register.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 3, 2016: In scathing ruling, Federal Court says CSIS bulk data collection illegal; National security green paper is a whitewash; Six journalistes épiés par la Sûreté du Québec; Quebec to hold public inquiry into surveillance of journalists; New Bill C-22 abandons Liberal call for real-time parliamentary ‘oversight’ into CSIS; In case you missed it, Canada passed an anti-Islamophobia motion last week; Police Depts. Paid AT&T Millions to Scrutinize Our Texts & Chats.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, October 27, 2016: RCMP’s counterterrorism centre in Ottawa serves as intersection of information; Security of Canada Information Sharing Act; Court order to arrest reporter covering Muskrat Falls is unacceptable; The “Canada Brand”: Violence and Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America; Third hunger strike this year highlights despair of Canada’s detained migrants; Ontario inmate held in solitary confinement for four years moved to better cell; Private Eyes: The Little-Known Company That Enables Worldwide Mass Surveillance.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, October 21, 2016:Testimony of Paul Cavalluzzo, representing ICLMG, at the Public Safety Committee expert panel on national security; La Ligue des droits et libertés demande à Ottawa d’abroger la Loi antiterroriste; Canada’s torture consumers and the faux national security consultation; Court shuts down latest bid to deport Toronto man accused of terror links; Safe in Canada, Khaled Al-Qazzaz speaks on his nightmare spent in a notorious Egyptian prison; Guantánamo Diary author Mohamedou Ould Slahi freed after 14 years.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, October 14, 2016: The ‘New’ CSIS Brings Secret Police to Canada; New spy-accountability bill will create easily muzzled watchdog, report says; Markham man on U.S. no-fly list stranded overseas, feels ‘helpless’; Casualties of war on terror continue to be hounded by Canada’s spies; Gerry Caplan: Nothing ‘sunny’ about Canadian’s extradition to France. Why should China be any different?; Trudeau government revoking citizenship at much higher rate than Conservatives; Last Week Tonight: John Oliver explains why Guantanamo Bay needs to be shut down; US military operations are biggest motivation for homegrown terrorists, FBI study finds.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, October 6, 2016: Liberals can’t have it both ways on anti-terror law; How Ottawa revived Canada’s most controversial privacy issue; Bill C-51: Less Free Speech, Undermines De-radicalization; Prominent security expert says legislation fatally flawed; CSIS using C-51 to spy on Canadians in foreign prisons, memo reveals; CSIS suspends bulk data mining pending new guidelines; Canada violating international law by jailing hundreds of migrant children, advocacy groups say.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, September 29, 2016: La CSILC exhorte le gouvernement à mettre en place des mécanismes d’examen et de surveillance robustes pour les agences de sécurité nationale; Ottawa failing to protect law-abiding Canadians from security surveillance, watchdog warns; Chantal Bernier: Is C-51 necessary? Prove it; NDP introduces repeal of Bill C-51; Maryam Monsef controversy highlights absurd citizenship law; Ottawa to Consult on Charity Rules – but Continue Audits; Homa Hoodfar happy to be home after ‘bitter’ ordeal in Iran.
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